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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ngozi Anyanwu’s Good Grief — Review by Andrew Shade

“How does one deal with grief? When do we stop grieving?” Writer/Actress Ngozi Anyanwu poetically attempts to address the age-old question with her play, Good Grief, in its New York prem…

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Patricia Ione Lloyd’s Eve’s Song Opens Off-Broadway by Andrew Shade

Beginning previews October 21st, The Public Theater celebrates the official opening of Eve’s Song by Patricia Ione Lloyd on November 7th. Eve’s Song follows the haunting of a Bl…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Shoshana Bean Pays Tribute To Black Theatre Classics by Andrew Shade

The amazingly talented Shoshana Bean mostly known for her time on the Broadway stage as Elphaba (Wicked), took the time to include a medley of songs written for roles she will never play. Am…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Kyle Taylor Parker, Dionne D. Figgins, & More Begin Smokey Joe’s Cafe Rehearsals! by Andrew Shade

The Grammy award-winning & Tony-nominated musical revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller is set for a revival and rehearsals to begin today. Well, you can̵…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Sets a Date! by Andrew Shade

The best monologue competition for high school students, in our opinion, has set a date for its 10th anniversary. The August Wilson Monologue Competition, founded by Kenny Leon & Todd Kr…

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Alex Newell & Cynthia Erivo Get AmplifiED! for Urban Arts Partnership’s 2018 Benefit Gala by Andrew Shade

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Mike Yard and Emmy Award-winning actor Rory Albanese will co-host the Urban Arts Partnership 2018 Benefit titled AmplifiED at the Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Pride Lands & Chill: The Lion King Will Be The First Musical To Ever Play Antarctica by Andrew Shade

The Lion King is set to go where no show has ever gone before. One of Broadway’s longest-running musicals has played on every continent except one but soon that will change. Disney t…

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Where You Want To Be! 5th Annual The New Black Fest at The Lark by Andrew Shade

The New Black Fest at The Lark is here! The 5th annual theatre festival founded by J. Holtham, Jocelyn Prince, & Keith Josef Adkins will take place April 9th – 13th, 2018. The…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Once On This Island Broadway Revival Cast Announced by Andrew Shade

The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived, partially. The first cast announcement for the Broadway revival of Once On This Island has been made by producers Ken Davenport and Hu…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

From Broadway Dreams To Dreamgirls, Angela Birchett Is Making No Apologies by Andrew Shade

Angela Birchett is a dynamic vocalist & actor. Since deciding to follow her dreams of musical theatre to New York City in 2005, Angela has captivated audiences in several regional and U.…

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Monday, June 26, 2017

The New Great Comet Is Lulu Fall’s “Pretty For A Dark Girl” by Andrew Shade

We often hear a great deal about the humanitarian efforts, music projects, and performances of the supposed “top tier” leading actors & actresses of Broadway, but the true wa…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It’s That Time! The 71st Annual Tony Awards Nominations by Andrew Shade

At last! Tony Awards season has arrived, and Broadway Black is thrilled to congratulate several leads and new legends for their nominations! Tony Award-winning actress Jane Krakowski and pas…

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Eclipsed Will Air The Historic Broadway Journey On Centric TV by Andrew Shade

Eclipsed is returning and this time it’s on television. Well, kind of. According to the press realease: BET International releases a multi-part documentary series chronicling the ascen…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

[WATCH LIVE]: #MLKNow 2017 Presented By Blackout for Human Rights & CBMA by Andrew Shade

Watch & Live Tweet with us the 2nd Annual #MLKNow event. Follow us on IG/Twitter/Facebook! @BroadwayBlack Join us today for 2nd Annual #MLKNow celebration for #MLKDay! Watch the livestre…

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Friday, November 4, 2016

B.A.C. Presents The Invitation by Andrew Shade

As previously reported, The Broadway Advocacy Collation (BAC) is just getting started and doing so by launching a monthly series in partnership with Columbia Law School titled The Invitatio…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Introducing Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Where Artistry & Activism Meet by Andrew Shade

Often times people think that when you do one thing for a cause that you’ve done your part, the work is then over. Well, the Broadway Black community showed up and showed out for #BW…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WATCH: Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in The Last 5 Years by Andrew Shade

Well, Hello @cynthiaerivo & @joshuahenrynyc 👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾 Lets talk about #TheLast5Years shall we? #BroadwayBlack A photo posted by Broadway Blac…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Renee Elise Goldsberry Will Leave Hamilton; Netflix Series Next by Andrew Shade

Tony Award winner Renee Elise Goldsberry will leave her award-winning role as Angelica Schuyler in the record-breaking Broadway musical Hamilton: An American Musical. It has yet to be an…

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Watch LIVE! The Tony Awards 2016 Livestream by Andrew Shade

It’s TIME! The TONYS are HERE!!! This is definitely going to be a historic year for #BroadwayBlack — we can feel it. Watch LIVE with us! The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Ton…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Accepting The Torch: A New Generation of Leads & Legends by Andrew Shade

Photos by Felix Kunze @Felixkunze Creative Direction & Produced by Dual Phocus Productions @dual.phocus Hair & Clothing Stylist: Chloe Chada’ @quintessentially_chloe MUA: Wil…

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

WATCH: The Drama Desk Awards LIVE! by Andrew Shade

The Drama Desk Awards are happening now! Watch the livestream below and review all the nominations HERE! The post WATCH: The Drama Desk Awards LIVE! appeared first on

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Dreamgirls London Starring Amber Riley Finds It’s Dream Cast by Andrew Shade

As previously reported, Amber Riley will be taking to the stage on The West End as Effie in Dreamgirls. It will be the first time that a full production has been mounted on a major London st…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony Award Nominations by Andrew Shade

It’s TIME! The TONYS are HERE!!! This is definitely going to be a historic year for #BroadwayBlack we can feel it. Watch LIVE with us! The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Aw…

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Jennifer Hudson Will Star in Hairspray Live on NBC! by Andrew Shade

The casting for the new #HairsprayLive is rolling out and the role we were most curious about was that of “Motormouth Maybelle. Well, we’ve gotten the word and the current Broadw…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Chester Gregory Will Lead The Broadway Revival of Motown The Musical (Full Cast Announced) by Andrew Shade

Well, it’s that time! Time to go back to dancing in the streets this summer. After touring the country since 2014, the touring company will land on Broadway Tuesday, July 12 at The Ned…

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Head of Passes Starring Phylicia Rashad Extends + Win Two Tickets by Andrew Shade

The Broadway Black approved production of Head of Passes by Tarell Alvin McCraney has officially been extended and rightfully so. It will now play until April 24th at the Public Theater. Ton…

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Lupita Nyong’o Wins April Fool’s Day With Prank On Eclipsed Broadway Cast by Andrew Shade

I am still crying tears of laughter as I write this. You have to watch this new video of Lupita Nyong’o, currently starring on Broadway in Eclipsed, as she pranks her castmates. I woul…

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Michelle Williams Will Star in Aida at The Muny by Andrew Shade

Meet me in St. Louis! Seriously. This summer, Grammy Award-winner Michelle Williams, known for being 1/3 of Destiny’s Child, will return to the stage in a role she knows very well. She…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Women of Eclipsed Shine in Uptown Magazine by Andrew Shade

There are few things that make your eyes pop and your jaw drop like the beauty of Black people. Being captured in the right lighting in the right elements can make all the difference in how …

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Theater Talks: Hughie Presented By Schomburg Center by Andrew Shade

Schomburg Center is always curating great events. This one is no exception. Continuing with their Theatre Talks event we’ve seen previously with The Color Purple & The Royale, toni…

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Friday, February 19, 2016

WATCH: Times Talks Shuffle Along with Audra McDonald & George C. Wolfe by Andrew Shade

Tonight there is a livestreamed Times Talks that we think you will definitely enjoy. We had a great time live-tweeting The Color Purple Times Talks with Alice Walker, Jennifer Hudson, &…

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